It’s Dewey defeats Truman all over again, only this time it was Ryan defeats Brady.
Just about no one predicted that the New England Patriots would come back from a 25-point deficit to win Super Bowl LI on Sunday, but The Boston Globe’s error went out to, at least, some subscribers. In an early edition of their paper sent out early Monday morning, the front page headline read “A Bitter End” with a photo of a hunched over Tom Brady in defeat.
Oops. It turns out the Atlanta Falcons were the losers in the 34-28 final during overtime, and everyone in Boston is sitting pretty after yet another Super Bowl victory.
Field Yates, an analyst on ESPN and Boston native, pointed out the mix-up on Twitter and shared an image sent to some of his family in Naples, Florida.
Family friends in Naples, FL had this delivered to their house this morning. The perils of early edition newspapers. pic.twitter.com/iSbchhrqSx
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) February 6, 2017
The paper has yet to issue a tweet responding about the mix-up, although columnist Ben Volin did run a piece called “The Instant Analysis We Would’ve Written Had the Patriots Lost Super Bowl LI.”
Now we just need an iconic photo of Brady holding up said newspaper as one more reminder of the team’s legendary comeback.
The Boston Globe did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.